I have spent the last few months trying to figure out what my life may look like without an eating disorder. Every day I try to figure out what my purpose here on this earth is supposed to be. I know that I have many experiences that have modeled me into the person I am today. Statistically, I have contributed a lot to this world.
- About 3 percent of U.S. adolescents are affected by an eating disorder
- Young women ages 18 and 19 account for two-thirds of all teen pregnancies
- It has been found that nearly half of marriages in which the bride is 18 or younger end in separation or divorce within 3 years (mine lasted 3 months)
- 43 percent of home-based businesses are started without a college degree.
Even though I have floundered a little over the last few weeks, I believe I am coming into my own. I have come up with a big picture and even though it is seen through the eyes of TED (that is a whole other blog), I believe it is a good start. In order to successfully navigate recovery, I need to learn to balance Health, Body and Mind.
Right now, I am doing the hard work. I am blogging my thoughts – past, present and revelations. (MIND). I began training for a 5K about 3 months ago and today, I took the first step in obtaining my ACSM – Certified Personal Trainer (BODY). The health is coming a little bit slower. I know that I am going to have to take some classes on nutrition and even cooking classes (HEALTH).
Once I have effectively mastered this, I can begin to create a ripple effect helping others who find themselves in similar circumstances. I believe I am to share my story about my ongoing struggle and my path through recovery to help someone fight their way through recovery, hopefully in a quicker time than I have. By the end of this whole process, I hope to be a Health & Wellness Coach.